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Conference Technology

Sponsor Videos

ProctorU
bluehost
Grand Canyon University

Respondus

 
Adapt Courseware
 

Conference News

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Save the Date for next year: July 7-8, 2015
@ Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, CO

Check out the Conference Wrap-up pages

Did you miss the Conference? You can still purchase access to more than 40 recorded presentations to view at your convenience for one full year.

Missed the 11th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop? No problem – you can still gain access to over 40 recorded presentations to view at your convenience for one full year. Get your virtual package here.

Download or Update the OLC Conferences Mobile App! Don't forget to click "refresh" to get the most current conference information!

Are you going to #blend14?

New for 2014! Technology Test Kitchen - BYOD to learn, explore, and share knowledge within this lab environment

Technology Test Kitchen

 

Full Program Now Posted

Blended Effective Practice Award Winners Announced

Best-in-Track Award Winners Announced - Read the Press Release

Mark Milliron, Civitas Learning, to deliver Keynote Address

Plan to Attend the Unconference Sessions
#unblend14

Unconference Session

Get the inside scoop on the event from key presenters, sponsors and OLC executives in these interviews.

 

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Save the Dates

22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

About

  Conference Location | Conference Fees | Special Events | Attendee Checklist | Fun Things

 

How do we improve student learning? How do we support our students and provide them access to a quality education? How do we develop new opportunities and overcome our limited resources?

Institutions of higher education around the world are using blended learning to enhance student learning, facilitate student access, meet instructional and institutional goals, and find solutions for diminishing resources. Faculty members and instructional designers use the blended mode to enrich teaching and learning. Administrators strategically incorporate blended programs in order to help fulfill their institutions' missions and goals. Students draw on blended offerings to take advantage of the flexibility and to improve their time to degree.

Join your colleagues at the 11th Annual Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop as we problem-solve, exchange ideas, and explore effective strategies about blended learning. The conference provides the opportunity for instructors and faculty members, instructional designers, student advisors, administrative leaders, and researchers to share best practices, strategic considerations, models of practice, and challenges revealed through our experiences in practice and research.

Attendees will be able to attend two days of sessions including interactive workshops, information sessions, poster sessions, a plenary session, and a keynote address, all focused on instructional practices, academic planning, faculty development, and assessment/evaluation.

The Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop provides the opportunity for attendees to engage with one another throughout this conference sharing information and ideas. As an attendee, you and your institution will benefit from this highly interactive conference as well as become a part of the OLC blended community through membership opportunities, publications, online courses, and more.

Conference Location

All presentations and  workshops will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver in Denver, Colorado.

For additional information, please visit our Travel/Hotel page on this website.

 

Conference Fees

Check our registration page for a full list of onsite and virtual attendee option registration fees.

Conference Information
Interested in attending in 2014 and curious about what to expect?

 

Special Events and Sponsorships

Tuesday, July 8

Sponsored by:

Time

Event

 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Plaza Foyer

BluDesygn Consulting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Awards Luncheon

Plaza Ballroom A-C

Link-Systems International
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Address - Mark Milliron

Plaza Ballroom A-C

Kaltura
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Plaza Foyer

BluDesygn Consulting5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Poster Session

Plaza Foyer


6:45 p.m.

Depart for Dine Around

Hotel Lobby

Wednesday, July 9

Bluehost7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Plaza Ballroom A-C

Bluehost

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Plenary Address - Mark Brown

Plaza Ballroom A-C

Ginkgotree
1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Unconference Session

Plaza Ballroom D-E

Additional Sponsorships

ProctorU Conference Mobile App
Canvas by Instructure

Tuesday:
7:45 am. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Social Networking Center

Exhibit Area

Colloquy

Tuesday:
7:45 am. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Technology Test Kitchen

Exhibit Area

Respondus
 

Power Stations

Exhibit Area

Pearson
 

Learning Lounge

Exhibit Area

Canvas by Instructure
 

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Distributed at the onsite conference registration desk

Bluehost
 

Information Kiosks

Stations throughout conference space

Bluehost Badge Holders (pick up near registration desk)
ProctorU

Wednesday

9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Boarding Pass Print Station

Exhibit Area

Adapt Courseware
Colloquy

Grand Canyon University

Kaltura

Announced at the Wednesday Plenary

Drawing for 4 complimentary registrations for any 2014/2015 OLC Conference

American Public University System

Tuesday: 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday:
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Networking Coffee Breaks

Exhibit Area

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry Live-webcast and On-demand Recordings

Booth Prize Drawings

bulb
 A Bulb Publishing Package for your whole class

  
OLC
 One Individual OLC Membership

OLC Social Media Contest Prizes (use #blend14) - See Social Media Contest Page

Attendee Checklist - Be fully prepared for a great conference experience by reviewing this checklist.

Onsite Attendees:

  • Watch the Conference Commons Training video. This is an important step to understanding how to access all uploaded materials pre-conference and recorded sessions post-conference.
  • Download the OLC Conference mobile app from the Program page. This will provide you full session descriptions. The printed Schedule-at-a-Glance that you will be provided onsite does not include session descriptions.
  • Make your hotel reservations.
  • Plan to attend the free Thursday afternoon Unconference session at the end of the conference.  Schedule your travel accordingly.
  • Join in the conversation – follow the Blended Learning Conference and Workshop Social networking. Join us on Facebook, Twitter (@SloanConsortium and #blend14) and Linkedin.
  • Let your colleagues know you are attending the conference.
  • Review the program schedule prior to departure for Milwaukee; plan how you will use your time at the conference.
  • Familiarize yourself with our keynote speaker, and our plenary session and the topics of the addresses.
  • Consider taking advantage of the Online Learning Consortium membership while it is discounted to you.
  • Watch for the Conference Updates and Welcome emails as we near the conference dates. More exciting information to come!

Virtual Attendees:

  • Watch the Conference Commons Training video. The training session will provide important information on how to access the live and on-demand streamed sessions, presentations, and supplemental materials. A complete review of how to test your system and access the webcast seamlessly will be covered in the training session.
  • Look for a separate email with Conference Commons Access instructions. Read that email thoroughly and bookmark it for future reference.
  • Review the streamed program schedule ahead of time and plan which sessions you want to watch live vs. on-demand.
  • Join in the conversation – follow the ET4Online Symposium Social networking. Join us on Facebook, Twitter (@SloanConsortium and #blend14) and Linkedin.
  • Let your colleagues know you are attending the conference virtually. 
  • Test Sonic Foundry's Mediasite before the event. Don't wait until the last minute.
  • Be on the lookout for future "Countdown to the Blended Conference" emails. These emails will serve to remind you of the access instructions and the importance of testing your system prior to the start of the live streamed sessions. Read these and you will have a smooth, seamless conference viewing experience.